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Articles by Patrick Kiger

The $300 Billion Pension Funding Shortfall

September 2, 2003
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Congress ponders controversial changes to federal pension regulations, but critics say they might leave plans even more dangerously short of money.
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Microsoft Leads the Way in Opting Out of Options

July 31, 2003
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Not all companies will follow, but many see the value of granting stock instead.
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<i>Optimas Award</i> Innovation Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

July 1, 2003
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SRA International's Nurse Advocacy Program, winner of the Optimas Award for innovation, has dramatically reduced its insurance premiums and lost work time from illness and injury. Along the way, the company found another benefit--a happier, more loyal, more productive workforce.
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Search and Employ

May 29, 2003
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"If you're going to hire top scientists, you need to understand them--what books are on their shelves, what they listen to on the radio," says Anthony Damaschino, who confesses to sometimes stealing a peek at the desktop clutter of Chiron's scientists as part of his research.
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Cisco's Homegrown Gamble

February 27, 2003
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The company that believed buying talent was the key to success now relies on developing the employees it already has. Not everyone is convinced the strategy will keep Cisco Systems on top.
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Unite or Die

January 30, 2003
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If bankrupt United Airlines is going to survive, CEO Glenn F. Tilton will have to gain the trust of a badly divided workforce and find ways to get them to work together more efficiently. It's not mission impossible: Continental emerged from two bankruptcies and is prospering.
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Acxiom Rebuilds from Scratch

November 28, 2002
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At Acxiom there are no fancy titles. Everyone's office is the same size, and nobody worries about going through the proper channels. The results? Phenomenal growth and a contented workforce.
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Optimas Health Partners Delivers Training that Works

October 23, 2002
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When there's fast, effective training to be done, Health Partner's Organizational Learning Center is on the job. It has saved the organization money, allayed fears of change, and made the transition to a new $3 million data-processing system a success.
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Camping World

October 17, 2002
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The company's Multi-Location Crewmember program lets RV-loving employees take their jobs on the road.
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Blue Valley

August 26, 2002
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The Blue Valley School District found a creative solution to the turnover rate among new teachers.
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